- A religious group has declared a prayer session for troops of the Nigerian Army fight terrorists in the northeast
- The group said the prayer session has been themed the 'hour of victory for the Nigerian troops'
- NIFROP also called on all Nigerians to join the group in prayer for successful operations against insurgencies
The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) has said it will begin prayers for the troops of the Nigerian Army as they fight insurgency in the northeast region of Nigeria.
The group declaring an “hour of victory” for the Nigerian Army in its final clearance operation against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists urged the troops on the frontlines to step up their game and deliver the final punch to the insurgents.
A statement signed by the NIFROP's national president, Bishop Sunday Garuba, said the relocation of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to the Theatre of Operations is a sign of imminent triumph for the Nigerian forces.
Garuba said just like in the biblical times where anointed leaders guided the armies of his children to war, the fight against insurgency is not a time for Nigeria to relent.
He called on all religious leaders and Nigerians to join NIFFROP in prayers for the troops.
The cleric also urged those sabotaging the war against terrorism to learn from Chad and repent, take heed of the clear warning in Romans 2:5.
According to the cleric, the prayers of the clergy and faithful have in the past given victory to the troops in several battles against the hordes of evil that the Boko Haram terrorists are.
"This time, we are increasing our prayer point for the Nigerian Army to be victorious in the battle ahead and to also finally win the war so that there will be no further battles," Garuba said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole said it has killed a score of Boko Haram members in Sambisa forest.
The coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said logistics facilities of the terrorists were also destroyed during the airstrike operation.
The defence spokesperson said the operation was carried out following intelligence report establishing that there were makeshift structures used by the terrorists as a logistics base.
Also, the Nigerian Army said 105 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a battle at Buni Gari, Gujba local government of Yobe state.
The Army said the attack on the insurgents was carried out on Saturday evening, April 18, by troops of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, led by their commander, Brigadier General Lawrence Araba.
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